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Modern Version of the Yûgao Chapter of the Tale of Genji

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Triptych: 21.7651 (left), 21.7652 (center), 21.7653 (right) MFA impressions: 11.14913-4 (two right sheets only), 21.7651-3 (complete triptych), 53.496 (left sheet only, faded)

Signed

Eishô zu (on each sheet) 栄昌図

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 312); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1795–97 (Kansei 7–9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Amsterdam pl. 24; Ukiyo-e shûka 8 (1980), Eishô list, #46; Brandt, Hosoda Eishi (1977), fig. 448, list no. A51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76 cm (14 15/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7651-3

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints